June 10, 2005 Subject:
Great, great show
Of the six shows I've now seen, this is far and away the best the band has been. That BiaH>Mess>Buddha>Mountain Time combo was unbelievable, and I was really glad when Mountain Time started, so I could take a breather from dancing.
5 stars for the performance, 4 for the recording.
May 31, 2005 Subject:
This show rocked performance wise. It overshadowed the Silo the night before.
Recording: 4(only the vox suffer)
Reviewer:Bonaroo Bob -
May 31, 2005 Subject:
Great stero separation, good pick-up on the instruments, crowd noise not distracting, but the vocals are muddy.
Three stars on the quality, four for the performance, and today this means 4-stars. If you're a fan of RRE, like I've become in a short period of time, you'll like this and can accept the quality by enjoing the vibes. If you're new to RRE or just picky, there are better-sounding shows on this board.
Lastly, THANK YOU to the taper for streaming this show, and thanks for the travelogue on the making of this show. Your effort does deserve 5 stars, because without you I'd have no opportunity to listen at all. So, here's to you, Mr. RRE taper dude....
May 29, 2005 Subject:
Team Effort @ Bowery
Hi folks. This was a team effort to record this show. It was Preakness Saturday and a rainy evening in New York City. For those looking for preshow drinks: Pioneer on Bowery has Magic Hat among others on tap - or you can get German bier at Loreley around the corner. Preshow meal was great filling and cheap from New York Noodletown, located on Bowery as well (near Chinatown). If you are driving to the Bowery, make sure you don't go over the Williamsburg Bridge like my friends did. Make the right turn, circle around and come across to the opposite side of Delancey. Okay - on to the show.
Following dinner, I arrived at the Bowery and went to the Balcony where I secured a space next to the soundboard on the right. This was important to secure the space - with a chair, so as to block the area for the mics on the rail- surrounded by said chair and the taping crew.
Midway through the opening act, I am the only taper when I notice Chris setting up on the left side of the board. I convinced him to set up on the right hand side, since the spot was secure and we had at it. It was the first time running the Neumann KM-184s through the Lunatec and the rig performed like a champ. Chris was joined by Wendy who as the ultimate in taper support, helped block too. Between the three of us and eD who agreed to handle the tracking and uploading, this was a true team effort.
About the show - the levels took a bit of setting in the first two songs to get it just right but from there on, the mix is fairly balanced. Most people won't notice this but I wanted to point it out for completeness. This was my third RRE show and I thought the show provided some amazing versions of some of the regular tunes. Mess --> Buddha was way hot. A strong short but sweet first set and a smokin' second set - quite good for the third night of playing in three different cities by the band.
Check it out -- you should enjoy this show - which fits on two discs if you throw the encore on the first set CD.